Going Serverless with Node.js and AWS
What if you didn’t need to run a server all month waiting for a few hits to your website each day? Or if you didn’t have to worry about a sudden flood of traffic to that site when your link unexpectedly hits the Reddit home page?
Amazon Lambda is a new cloud service that allows you to deploy Node.js API endpoints in the cloud and compose them into back ends that are highly available, infinitely scalable, and dirt cheap. I’ll show you how it works (spoiler: it involves servers), its many benefits, and how to use open source tools to easily build various types of back end solutions using cloud-based services.